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    Print release:Sept.1,'09 Branwyn's Avatar
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    Quiet Storm Publishing

    I read an article in Sisters In Crime newsletter about someone, (long story-short) was in publishing(wrote reviews),wrote a book, thought they had contacts, didn't pan out, ended up with this group QSP with a three book deal. Any feed back about them? I didn't find anything here, meaning AW, about them.

    http://www.quietstormpublishing.com/...ge.php3?id=223

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    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
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    I've gotten a number of serious complaints about Quiet Storm Publishing, which earlier this year apparently stopped delivering ordered books, ceased paying royalties, and went e-mail silent. A group of writers that arranged with Quiet Storm to publish an anthology has hired a lawyer to try and get back the money they paid for personal coipes.

    Here's an additional litany of complaints:

    - Delayed publication dates

    - Poor quality product (the publisher apparently switched from Lightning Source to a cheaper printer)
    - Books paid for in advance but never delivered
    - Short shipments both to individuals and bookstores with no explanation
    - Ignoring phone calls/emails from bookstores wanting to order books
    - No royalty statements or payments

    - Failure to file 1099 forms with the IRS i
    - Ignoring all emails and letters of complaint
    - Ignoring (and even refusing) certified/registered letters of complaint

    By some reports, Quiet Storm is now defunct, but the website still looks active.


    - Victoria

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    Thanks so much Victoria.
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    FYI - Writer Beware has posted an official Alert regarding this publisher: http://www.sfwa.org/beware/general.html#Quiet
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